[time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks

Rob Kimberley timing.consultants at btinternet.com
Mon Sep 19 12:58:46 EDT 2011


Some history for you on this...

The original idea came from Dr Jim Barnes who was head of T&F at NBS (NIST).
The idea was not well received from some quarters at NBS as it was "too
simplistic", and not "technical enough". 

Jim later worked for Austron and was there as Chief Scientific Officer when
I worked for them in the mid-80s.

I agree with you, a great read!

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of paul swed
Sent: 19 September 2011 4:24 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks

Funny I was just reading the hard copy I have last night.
Great document and funny.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Rob Kimberley <
timing.consultants at btinternet.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> I bought a bunch of these when I worked for Austron, and gave them out 
> to customers and reps. It was very well received. I have one original 
> copy left at home, so thanks for the PDF link.
>
> Rob Kimberley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] 
> On Behalf Of Mike Fahmie
> Sent: 07 September 2011 6:27 PM
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: [time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks
>
> On a visit to NIST Boulder (then known as NBS) many years ago (1978), 
> I was presented with a copy of NBS Monograph 155, "From Sundials to 
> Atomic Clocks"
> by one of the authors.  I found it to be a fantastic read, it answers 
> all of those questions about Time & Frequency that you were afraid to 
> ask.
>
> I stumbled on it again today in PDF form on the NIST website, it has 
> undergone two revisions and this URL points to the most current (1999) 
> edition.
>
> http://tf.nist.gov/general/pdf/1796.pdf
>
> -Mike-
> WA6ZTY
>
>
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